During his speech, Congressman Gregory Meeks said that he is working with other local political leaders to find funding for the various problems in Rockaway. “While I am on that [Senate] floor I will never forget you,” Meeks said.
Reverend Leslie Mullings, of the Community Church of the Nazarene in Far Rockway, hosted a clergy breakfast meeting on Tuesday as a way to bring together local clergy and community leaders to share news and projects.
Among those who attended were Donovan Richards, the chief of staff for Councilman James Sanders Jr.; Captain Michael Lipetri of the 101 Precinct; and Executive Director Kevin Alexander and Valerie West of Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corp.
Zandra Myers, of the Addabbo Family Health Center and Ready Rockaway, spoke about Ready Rockaway’s goal to teach residents how to be prepared to evacuate in case of an emergency.
Reverend Leslie Mullings, right, introduces Dr. Peter Nelson, Addabbo Family Health Center’s executive director. Nelson announced a new Public Health Task Force has been formed that would bring clergy, health, political and community leaders together. “We’re approaching health in the Rockaways in the broadest terms possible,” said Nelson.
Pastor David Cockfield, of the Battalion Pentecostal Church, delivers the opening prayer.